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Proof Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 21049

Summary:
Australia
Fifty Cent, 1966 Proof
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra
Part of Canberra Mint proof set
Description:
A round silver proof coin (31.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
The reverse is based on the arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals.
Silver 80%
Copper 20%
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.45 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: decimal currency
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Decimal Proof
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse Description: Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, based on those authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals..
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse: 50 SD
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, 1966
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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